How Many Onesies Do Babies Need?
When you are patiently waiting for your little one to make their earth-side appearance, it can be hard not to go overboard in preparing for their arrival.
Things like toys, blankets, and clothes can add up way faster than you anticipate, and you haven’t even celebrated your baby shower yet! Baby clothing, in particular, can be super hard to resist as you build the nursery closet. After all, there are so many adorable options.
So, what is the answer? Do you need 50 onesies? Is five enough? Is there a balance somewhere in the middle? Whether you are creating a registry or doing your own baby shopping, these are questions that need answers.
Here at Tabeeze, we want to help you find that balance. That’s why we created this quick guide on how many onesies your baby needs.
How Do You Build Your Baby’s Wardrobe?
Let’s break this question down and make it easier to understand.
There are a few simple factors to consider when building up your baby’s wardrobe. Putting it all together in advance can make things a million times easier once your newest crew member is born.
Avoid an Overflowing Laundry Basket
Trust us — we know how tempting it can be to get every adorable baby outfit you see.
Let’s be realistic for a second: How often do you actually do laundry? No judgment! The answer to this question should definitely inform how much baby clothing you can handle.
If you love getting some use out of your washing machines, you simply don’t need as many outfits. As a go-getter who does laundry every day or every other day, your baby can get by with a smaller wardrobe. That’s because you know that they will always have clean onesies available.
However, keep in mind that babies can go through clothes a lot faster than adults do. A majority of babies (70%) spit up an average of three times a day (even up to 12 times daily); each spittle might demand a quick wardrobe change.
On the other hand, if you know that laundry is something you easily get behind on in your own life, this will most likely be the same when your baby arrives. If you’re doing laundry once a week (at most), don’t be afraid to aim for a larger closet. You want to make sure your little one always has something fresh and clean to wear.
Think About Size, But Not Too Much
We know, we know — you can’t completely predict the size of your baby before they are here, but here’s a tip that can make choosing a onesie a bit easier:
Don’t be afraid to mix it up.There’s no way to perfectly predict the size your newborn will be. However, there’s one thing for sure, and that is that they will grow — and fast.
Feel free to buy some 0-3 month-sized onesies for your little one. Keep in mind that baby clothes are sized by weight, not age. Onesies should be not too big or not too small; a snug fit is recommended for optimal safety.
Even if they don’t fit right when your baby is born, they are bound to eventually – and they will grow a lot faster than you think; just wait and see!
Prioritize Quality and Comfort
When your newest family member makes their grand entrance, you’ll want their first outfit ever to be memorable: something comfortable and safe. At Tabeeze, our Bottom-Up Baby Bodysuit is made with those two priorities in mind.
With patented shoulder flaps and fumble-free snap alignment, Tabeeze onesies maximize the ease of skin-to-skin bonding and minimize the mess of diaper blowouts. Typical baby clothes can be complicated, but dressing your baby should be as easy as 1-2-3.
We want to make caring for the next generation easier for you and for Mother Earth. That’s why all of our onesies are 100% GOTS Certified Organic.
Stay Organized Whenever Possible
Not all of us can be those super-organized Pinterest parents we see online — and that’s okay.
Whether you are someone who is organized by nature or someone who could use a few tips on how to keep all your baby clothing in check, we’ve got some pointers:
Organize by size: Your baby will probably have a few different sizes in their wardrobe at a time. If you’re looking for a quick way to organize, start with sizes. Not only does this help keep track of their outfits, but it also helps remind you of what fits your baby right now.
Don’t be afraid to donate: We know it can be easy to get attached to your little one’s clothes, but the second they outgrow something, don’t be afraid to move on. Donate those preloved onesies or give a bag of hand-me-downs to friends with their own babies.
Go for quality over quantity. The better your baby’s clothes are, the less you’ll need. That’s why we vote that you invest in high-quality onesies that are made to last.
How Many Onesies Should a Baby Have?
Here’s the thing: it is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and you can have as many or as few onesies for your baby as you’d like! Whether you are a minimalist on a mission or a fashion diva trying to create the cutest baby outfit of 2022, we support you.
Of course, we do have some advice to offer. Making these kinds of decisions can feel daunting for a new parent, and we’re here to put our two cents in where it might be helpful.
In general, having anywhere from seven to ten onesies is our best suggestion. Because onesies can be a base layer for any season and for day or night, you can always use more than you expect. In addition, we recommend washing your baby’s onesies after each use if you can, as this habit helps to keep them healthy and fresh-smelling.
Seven to ten onesies (at least) give you a bit of wiggle room and is also enough to get you and your baby through the week — because sometimes, laundry just doesn’t happen. This range also gives you some backup base layers for baby accidents like a blowout, a spit-up incident, or any food mishaps that happen.
What Other Clothes Does My Baby Need?
The answer to this age-old question depends on a few factors, including weather. Besides onesies, you’ll want to stock up on:
- Two or three sets of pajamas
- Three shirts
- Two jackets (one heavy, one lightweight)
- One sleeping bag (if you plan on using one)
- Four hats
- Five or more pairs of socks
Ready, Set, Go!
There’s a lot to anticipate when you’ve got a baby on the way. We’re here to reassure you that you’ve got this, especially with help from our high-quality, comfy, and low-maintenance Bottom-Up Baby Bodysuits.
You should have fewer struggles with your baby — and maximum snuggles. The right onesies can make all the difference by making changing easier than ever. That gives you more time to enjoy the best aspects of parenthood, like bonding and spending time with your family.
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